Bongaree, October 2017, Week 1.

Friday 6th October 2017, Bongaree.

We are once again out living in the caravan, for a week only though, at Bongaree on Bribie Island. We are only about 20K from home, but we may as well be 1000. The main reason for coming here is because we have been saying for about 15 years now that we would like to stay here for a spell and never got here for some reason or another. It is generally a busy park, so it has probably been booked out when we were most likely to want to stay, but we finally got here. We were originally going to move here on Monday, but it was too wet, so we delayed our trip for a few days, and fortunately the park management were obliging to our request. Apart from Wednesday and Thursday, my usual outings, we do not intend going anywhere or doing anything except enjoy the immediate surroundings.

Caboolture, September 2017, Week 4.

Saturday 23rd September 2017, Caboolture.

I have been chatted about not putting words down very often, so here are a few. As would be expected that when we are not travelling there would not be much to write about, but, things do happen at home and perhaps these should be put to words.

I have just made a booking at a caravan park at Bongaree, Bribie Island, from the 2nd October for a week, so we are going over there at long last. It is not far from home, but it may as well be 1000K if we pretend we are not so close, and we are looking forward to it. Surprise, surprise, it rained rather heavily yesterday for a few hours and the leak we have had in the caravan was dry this morning when I checked, so maybe it only leaks with weather from a certain direction? We do have a towel where it leaks so we only need to swap it when wet, and that will hopefully save us the trouble trying to find the actual place where the water is coming in.

I have been rather busy lately with both my extra-curricular activities, being the men’s shed and the museum. Since taking on the position of treasurer at the museum I just do not seem to have any spare time. It is not just the treasurer side that keeps me busy, but the task I also seem to have inherited of re-creating software copies of numerous documents that we have hard copies of, but no software copies. These must have been lost when we had computer problems a couple of years ago, and since we now need to update and amend these documents someone must restore them to software.

Both Linda and I have now recovered from the flu we contracted after coming back from Melbourne, and are now going well. We both had the flu shot this year, as I always do, so we didn’t get it as bad as if we hadn’t, and after hearing how this is an extremely bad season for flu we now think ourselves very lucky.

The men’s shed is progressing very well as well, we are now about to start construction of our second shed, not bad considering we have only been up and running for two years. I have been getting involved in several things at the shed and recently before having our AGM I got the impression I was being almost pressured into joining the committee. I did let them know that I was not yet interested as I have enough on my plate. What I didn’t tell them was that when we get up and running with the new shed, and things are running a little smoother, I may then show some interest.

Caboolture, August 2017, Week 3.

Sunday 20th August 2017, Caboolture.

We did arrive back home on Tuesday 1st, and have things backfired. We were looking forward to the better weather and since we have been home we have both been crook with the flu. We must have picked something up before arriving home, like in Melbourne or on the flight home, and it hatched a couple of days later and we have been suffering ever since. I am now just about over it, but Linda also picked up an ear infection along with it, so she is quite deaf at the moment, even more so than she normally is. The weather has been much better though, even some nights are a little cool, but at least when the sun comes up it warms up, even enough to wear my shorts lately. Everything else since being back has been the usual things with no changes.

Melbourne, July 2017, Week 5.

Monday 31st July 2017, Melbourne.

We are now getting ready for our return home tomorrow. Apart from the cold it has been quite a nice visit, we went to Ellies 18th birthday dinner, caught up with their family. We have stayed at Narrelle’s for the duration of our visit so we have had plenty of time with their kids. I don’t know if I am becoming acclimatised to the weather down here, being 10 degrees at the moment, because I have just completed a 4.5 Kilometre walk and didn’t think it too cold at all. I think I am going to enjoy the weather back home though. We also went and visited sister Annette on Saturday and had a good catch-up chat with her. The rest of this visit has just been a relaxing time as it has been too cold and sometimes wet to get out and do much. I would have liked to do a bit of yard work, as usual, but I now see that it is just not done this time of year. Our next visit, as known so far, will be Christmas, and we are yet to decide whether to bring the caravan down or fly and just stay for a few days only.

Melbourne July 2017, week 3.

Wednesday 19th July 2017, Melbourne.

We are now in Melbourne, flew down yesterday, and so far, even though it is way colder than home, it does not seem to be too much of a bother. It is wet at the moment so that is what is making it also feel a bit worse, so we’ll see if it is much better when the sun decides to shine, if it does. The fact that we are inside at the moment with a big fire helps somewhat as well. We have made an arrangement with Matt to use their second car, it only means getting it from the rail station occasionally, so we do have transport when we don’t use public transport, which we will be tomorrow when we go to Port Melbourne.

Ronald & Linda Tew, All over the countryside